LOL, yeah, this was just a quick & dirty test of the system. We're still considering a suitable permanent location that will allow her to enjoy her records without putting the hardware at risk during grandchildren visits. We love our grandchildren, but they are all of the mindset that they should be able to go anywhere, anytime and grab whatever looks interesting.Mind you, the positioning of the components needs a little more thought
“Invited some friends over, got flashlights and burbon, and . . .” Thus begins a tale of wonder.Once upon a time in Cambridge, Mass…
We lived next to an abandonned property right in the middle of everything, with several empty houses and an empty in-ground pool filling with tree debris and stagnant water. I could see rotting wallpaper through the windows. After a few years, a wrecking crew showed up and began unceremoniously gutting it, throwing everything into a big open dumpster. Invited some friends over, got flashlights and burbon, and in we went one evening when the crew left.
It belonged to a well-known local architect, who died ~1980 and left it vacant. His family had been just paying the property taxes for over 30 years, while his beuaitful old 50s modern home slowly succumbed to the elements. I found some neat stuff in there, but germaine to this thread, I took a KLH Model 20 record player. It’s one of those that are powered (has a tuner and an Aux input too), and stacks 5 records and drops them to play one side of each. I know, the audiophiles cringe, but holy schnitt is it convenient.
Paid for some minor repairs, it ran for a few years. Then one day it needed big reapirs. Nobody local would touch it. Wound up boxing it up and having it driven to southern CA, where a really great shop spent a month going through it. Then we had it driven back. A friend had matching Model 20 speakers, which he sent, but the drivers were all in terrible shape so I put new drivers in, which sound fine but not amazing (same as the player, to be honest).
It’s more like a family pet at this point than a record player.
The reimagined Battlestar Galactica has a really great sound track too. It is by Bear McCreary, but might be hard to find on vinylRight now I'm listening to my Battlestar Galactica original soundtrack LP from way back in 1978. I'm reminded of just how corny that show was, but I still liked it.
Yes, it did. There have been some excellent Sci-Fi soundtracks. Two of my favorites were the opening sequences from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.The reimagined Battlestar Galactica has a really great sound track too. It is by Bear McCreary, but might be hard to find on vinyl